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NCALA Training Schedule

Training dates will be added throughout each year. Check this page often for updated schedules and course offerings.

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2020 NCALA Training Schedule
Date Training CEUs Location
FEB
5–6
Administrator Certification Program
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NA NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC
FEB
20
Webinar: Regulatory Update, presented by NCALA and Poyner Spruill
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer will cover recent survey and regulatory issues in the assisted living industry, including, among others, recent activity around evacuation requirements during emergencies; Construction Section requirements to consider during remodeling or renovation of facilities; status of the Special Care Unit Moratorium and Licensing Process; and tips for assisted living community resident discharges.
 
Brought to you by   Poyner Spruill, LLP
 
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1 Online
Webinar
MAR
16
Webinar: COVID-19 Information for Long-Term Care Facilities
 
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1 Online
Webinar
MAR
26
Falls Management: Assessment & Care Planning
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Presented by NCALA & Legacy Healthcare Services
 
Legacy Healthcare Services
 
THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS RE:COVID-19
3 Pacifica Heritage Hills
Hendersonville, NC (map it)
APR
8–9
Administrator Certification Program
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THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS RE:COVID-19
Sponsored by   Legacy Healthcare
 
NA NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC
APR
16
Webinar: The Regulator’s Annual Update: Current Issues and Trends From the Top
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Ken Burgess, Poyner Spruill; Megan Lamphere, DHSR; and Libby Kinsey, DHSR, will discuss emergency response evacuation of residents and staff, bed capacity limit waivers, and the Adult Care Licensure Section’s interpretation of “exceeding bed capacity” during a disaster. Free for members, $15 for non-members.
 
Brought to you by Poyner Spruill, LLP
 
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1 Online
Webinar
MAY
7
Spring Break with NCALA!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Helping Residents Implement Advance Directives and Care Choices in Assisted Living Communities—Understanding the Law and Practical Implications, Falls and Dementia Management
 
THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS RE:COVID-19
 
6 TBD
NC
MAY
28
Falls Management: Assessment & Care Planning
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Presented by NCALA & Legacy Healthcare Services
 
Legacy Healthcare Services
 
Online Registration: Members | Non-members
3 The Reserve at Mills Farm
Apex, NC (map it)
JUN
3–4
Administrator Certification Program
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Sponsored by   QMX Mobile Health
 
NA NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC
JUN
18
Webinar: Topic TBD
 
Brought to you by Poyner Spruill, LLP
 
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1 Online
Webinar
JUL
30
Falls Management: Assessment & Care Planning
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Presented by NCALA & Legacy Healthcare Services
 
Legacy Healthcare Services
 
Online Registration: Members | Non-members
3 Carteret Landing Assisted Living
Morehead City, NC (map it)
AUG
12–13
Administrator Certification Program
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Sponsored by   Cape Fear LTC Pharmacy
 
NA NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC
AUG
20
Webinar: Topic TBD
 
Brought to you by Poyner Spruill, LLP
 
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1 Online
Webinar
OCT
6–8
2020 NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show 15+ Benton CC
Winston-Salem, NC
OCT
15
Webinar: Topic TBD
 
Brought to you by Poyner Spruill, LLP
 
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1 Online
Webinar
NOV
4–5
Administrator Certification Program
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Sponsored by SembraCare
 
NA NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC
DEC
TBD
Dementia Training: Topic TBD
 
Sponsored by Hagwood and Tipton PC
 
Register Online: Coming Soon!
2 NCALA Office
Raleigh, NC

NCALA issues no refunds for training. A credit will be applied to your future training purchases if notice of non-attendance is received by NCALA before the class date.


Administrator Certification Program

What You Will Find Below:

Program Information

The DHSR-approved 120-hour NCALA Administrator Certification Program comprises 2 days of classroom training (16 hours + 4 hours for individual study) followed by 100 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) with your preceptor. We ask our prospective Administrator-in-Training (AIT) students to have a preceptor willing to conduct their 100 hours of OJT before they apply to be in the NCALA program. NCALA cannot promise any AIT student a preceptor.

The cost of the NCALA Administrator Certification Program is $795 for NCALA Members and $1,095 for non-members. The cost for Family Care Home Administrator Approval is $895.

Step One: To get started, please visit DHSR’s Web page on Assisted Living Administrator Certification Requirements and Guidelines. Submit all required documentation to DHSR.

Please pay special attention to the education requirements and the background check requirement. It is your responsibility to ensure your own compliance with these requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, and therefore cannot be certified, there will be NO REFUND of fees paid to NCALA!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent changes at DHSR, students and preceptors are now required to complete documentation of 100 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) with their preceptor. The required paperwork can be found below.

Registration

Step Two: Apply to be in the NCALA Administrator Certification Program (you will need to create an account if you do not already have one):

If you are unable to register online, here is a paper form that you can fax to us.

State Rules Exam

Step Three: The administrator exam is one of the requirements for becoming certified as an assisted living administrator or approved as a family care home administrator. Please note that this exam is not the only requirement for becoming a certified or approved administrator. You can find information—including exam schedules, locations, and the registration form—on the DHSR Web site.

Rules and General Statutes


Preceptor Materials

For Preceptors Only: AIT Preceptor guidelines, required paperwork, and Qualifications & Responsibilities are below. There, you will also find instructions on how to become a preceptor for the NCALA AIT Program.

Preceptor Qualifications and Responsibilities

The qualifications and responsibilities for preceptors participating in the NCALA Administrator Certification Program are outlined in this document.

How Do I Become a NCALA AIT Preceptor?

To become a preceptor for the NCALA AIT Program, be sure that you meet the qualifications and that you can handle the responsibilities outlined here. Then, simply call NCALA at (919) 467-2486 and have a 5-minute conversation with Frances Messer, the NCALA President & CEO. That is all there is to it!

OJT Documentation

Please use the following forms to document OJT hours:

Sample Exercises

Sample exercises for you to use while precepting your AITs (these are suggestions and examples; you are not required to use them):

If you have any problems with these documents, please contact us.

What past attendees say about the NCALA Administrator Certification Program:

“I was really impressed by the useful information and quality of presenters. It is clear that NCALA cares deeply about the success of our business, and I am grateful to have you as a resource!”
“I’m so impressed with your organization, the level of knowledge and care that you and your staff gives to us. I have taken many seminars and your company—by far—has been stellar!”
“… I enjoyed the AIT course and training. It was a tremendous opportunity to combine classroom training and hands-on field experience to get a great overview of rules and operations in North Carolina. You were so available for my questions, and my preceptor was a great support and teacher … I thank you for a wonderful experience!”
“I thought that it was a great class … a very informative program and an awesome group of strong leaders. I truly enjoyed it and was able to take a lot away!”

 

Other Training

Assisted Living Activity Professional Training Class: Fall-Winter 2019-20 classes available (online training). Please see the brochure for additional info and registration form.

The Green House Project webinar series: These webinars seek to break the boundaries of traditional senior living models to create truly person-centered environments with expertise and thought leadership that is both provocative and grounded in reality.